DefCon One Publishing

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Indie publisher that publishes Mad Scientist Journal, the Kensei series, and other titles.

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A Tarot of Sorcery and Sages
Pre-release—available May 14, 2024. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The tarot provides wisdom to seekers of esoteric knowledge. In this collection of fantasy stories and poetry, the cards of the major arcana form the structure around which the pieces are arranged, allowing the words to offer the tarot's sagacious insight into their worlds of dragons and sorcery, and perhaps a few thoughts on our own world.
Wrecker of Engines - Tales of Cobalt City's Adventurers Club
Pre-release—available April 16, 2024. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,940. Language: English. Published by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dive into the complete collection of tales from the Cobalt City’s Adventurers Club. From the gaslight mysteries of the nineteenth century, to mayhem in the twentieth century, to high-tech thrills of the twenty-first century, explore the city with its champions. Meet two generations of Wreckers, American Spirit, Wild Kat, and more.
The Carcosa View
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,490. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2024 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Arising from the chaos of a suburban rave turned deadly, the mysterious figure dubbed the King of Crows threatens to tear the city apart with his nightmare-manifesting, reality-warping abilities. Things in Cobalt City are about to get strange, which means MonsterSmash is on the case.
Warlock Rising
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,860. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2024 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
When the Goblin Riders cycle gang and their powerful leader, Oni, begin to push a dangerous new street drug called Warlock, it falls to Gato Loco’s protégé, Caterwaul, to put a stop to it. Because Warlock isn’t like other drugs. It’s a dangerous hallucinogenic that could lead to permanent madness. And if Caterwaul can’t stop it, things could get seriously freaky.
Rites & Desires
Series: Ruby Killingsworth, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,370. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2024 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Ruby Killingsworth relies on magic to keep her entertainment empire on top. When a ritual gone wrong robbed her of this magic, she wasn't about to take it lying down. Enlisting Loki's aid and commanding the band of supernatural henchmen he’s proffered, Ruby embarks to capture the magic of an ancient African gem.
Time & Again
Series: Ruby Killingsworth, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 119,920. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2024 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
As far as Ruby Killingsworth is concerned, life could not get any better. She is the wealthiest and most influential she’s ever been. Her entertainment empire continues to grow and thrive, her personal life is uncomplicated and fulfilling, and she continues to explore her unequaled magic. But when an email from the future arrives, she finds neither of her usual solutions adequate to the task.
Pretty Hate Machine
Series: Girl Vengeance, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,970. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2024 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Vivienne Cain has really fucked up this time, and the adults in the room aren’t covering for her anymore. Her goth punk ass gets kicked out of Supergroup and shipped off to the Midwest to join the Agents of Awesome: a teenage superhero team of burnouts, weirdos, and potential villains. In Chicago, she finds drama, excitement, and something she never expected: A family. One she has to protect.
The Downward Spiral
Series: Girl Vengeance, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,930. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2024 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » LGBTQ+, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Vivienne "Girl Vengeance" Cain has almost got the hang of this heroism thing … At least until the doom that has chased her for years makes itself known in a way impossible to ignore. But she’s ready. She has the power, the knowledge, and the will to fight back—to protect those she loves, and maybe even save herself. She’s ready. Right?
Brother's Keeper
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,940. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Gato Loco’s days as a vigilante are over. When a problem needs superheroes to fix it, he taps his protégé Caterwaul. Along with heroic members of Triple Threat, they’ll take down a terrifying villain. It’s an epic team-up between young and old heroes to keep Cobalt City safe!
Bad Intentions
Series: Femmes Fatale, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,550. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Once upon a time, Ruby and Vivienne were rivals and enemies. Now? Theirs is a happiness neither one of them saw coming, and things between them are almost perfect. Almost.
Unfixed Timelines Omnibus
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,440. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. The Unfixed Timelines Omnibus collects three volumes of the Unfixed Timelines series, mixing speculative fiction with pieces of history. Inside, you'll find twenty stories and poems, each accompanied by a brief essay detailing the history that the story or poem twists.
Unfixed Timelines 3
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,710. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A Wild West icon meets her match, a budding scientist tests a theory in a dust storm, fashion turns deadly, a daughter learns the reality of her mother's superstitions, two young girls stumble across a ghostly legend, the perils of dueling in an age of resurrection men, witches operating in secret, and an unusual artist with a penchant for drawing the aftermath of fires.
Dead-Starred Futures: 33 Tales of Dystopian Science Fiction
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,330. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Visions of the future aren't always gleaming starships and utopias. Sometimes, things are a whole lot darker. Dead-Starred Futures collects thirty-three brief tales of dystopian sci-fi, ranging from poems and drabbles to microfiction and flash fiction. Enjoy and learn from these quick glimpses of where we might be heading.
Wreathed in Steam
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,830. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Clockworks, airships, and more! Wreathed in Steam contains stories and poetry in the steampunk and gaslamp fantasy realms, with clever mechanisms and daring characters. Be astonished and amazed by heroics, fast thinking, and innovation!
Droplets from the Universe
Price: $2.98 USD. Words: 21,250. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Droplets from the Universe contains short stories, flash fiction, and poetry from the vastness of the universe. Dance amongst these droplets of joyful and humorous science fiction. Not every story starts happy, but all finish with positive endings, at least for some of the characters.
Libations for the Dead
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,360. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Having faked her death to escape the mistakes of her past, Vivienne "Lady Vengeance" Cain only wants to drink away her demons and be left alone... until the kid wanders into her bar with questions. His name is Marcus Orestes, and he wants to know about his father. Justice, once the world's greatest superhero. Justice, who died along with the rest of Supergroup.
We Are the Champions
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 37,410. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
At the national fencing championship, Yumi Kujikawa has to balance the ethics of competing as a superpowered individual, the ghost haunting her, her cursed ancestral katana... And her nemesis Danielle Swain, member of a network of international assassins, who is playing a treacherous game... Oh, and Yumi's growing crush on her cute team manager, Lisa! Drama! Secrets! Swords!
Eye for an Eye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,210. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Injured, on the run, and without a friend in the world, Lady Vengeance returns to Cobalt City. Stardust can’t be sure which is more  dangerous—the murderous vigilante chasing her, the dark secret which grants Lady Vengeance her powers, or the threat this dangerously alluring bad-girl poses to his family life. Is it a team-up or a free-for-all?
The Sidewalk Diverges
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,080. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2023 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
In The Sidewalk Diverges, stories about magic sit alongside stories about superpowers, while ghosts, angels, and fae intermingle. These contemporary fantasy stories and poems all showcase the points where the sidewalk diverges into the supernatural and strange parts of our world!
Femmes Fatale
Series: Femmes Fatale, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,980. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2022 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Vivienne Cain has come to Cobalt City for one reason and one reason only: to confront the villainous sorceress who broke her friend's heart. Getting hired by said villain to purge her shiny skyscraper of an invading demon was not on her agenda, especially not given her messy past with possession.
Camp Haunt
Price: $2.97 USD. Words: 37,230. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2022 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
Camp Fairmarsh, founded in 1883, has a long tradition of giving teenage girls a residential camp experience. But for the girls who came to Camp Fairmarsh in 2003, the camp had more in store. Read their letters home, their diary entries, newspaper articles, and other camp documentation that chronicle the bizarre occurrences that summer. Find out why Camp Fairmarsh is Camp Haunt.
Conceits of Whim and Fancy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,300. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2022 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fairy tales you've never read, magic workers young and old, and a few characters who defy description—all these and more can be found within Conceits of Whim and Fancy. Explore fantastical worlds and their inhabitants and secrets through short stories and poetry. Come and be transported and thrilled!
C. and M. Marsh, Girl Detectives
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,500. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2022 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories, Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Chrysanthemum and Marigold Marsh live in a mechanical garden with their family. But when strange things happen, these two girl detectives are on the case! Follow them through their adventures with rose thieves, a misbehaving monkey, and someone sneaking around the garden at night!
Doorways in the Gloom
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,620. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2022 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Doorways can lead to many marvelous places. In this collection, however, the scenes they reveal are shrouded in gloom and darkness. See where the doorways take you in flash fiction, poetry, and two short stories at the darker end of the spectrum.
Avatar of Freya
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,100. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2022 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It's an honor to be chosen as the avatar of a god, raised to the ranks of superheroes in Cobalt City by their patronage. But for Friday Jones, a fun-loving biochemistry major working to solve world hunger, it's more of a burden than she expected. Follow Friday, aka Dulcamara, and her friends through four stories of the Cobalt City Universe.
Cobalt City Dragonstorm
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,430. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2021 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
The King in Yellow, manifestation of the concept of madness, has his sights set on conquest. He has hungered for Iteration 5169 for a long time, but one thing has been standing in his way: Cobalt City and its so-called superheroes.
New Moons Under Which to Sleep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,690. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2021 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Unusual spacecraft, aliens among us, and finding new ways to survive. New Moons Under Which to Sleep is a collection of science-fiction short stories, flash fiction, and poetry exploring the future of life on Earth, in space, and on other planets and moons. Journey with characters young and old as they find their proper places in their universes.
Intercity Illusions
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,070. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2021 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Cities are filled with the strange and unusual, especially when you add the supernatural to them. This book collects urban fantasy stories and poetry highlighting the abnormal goings-on across myriad cityscapes. These tales will leave you wondering what is real and what is merely an illusion.
Old Legends and New Fables
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,240. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2021 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The gods of old have become stories, as though they no longer involve themselves with the mortal realm. But in this collection of short stories and poetry, the myths of the ancient world seep through to the modern era, breathing new life into old legends and creating new fables.
Barren
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,960. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2021 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
The oceans rose, plant life withered, and humans could no longer reproduce. Now, years later, Lemy has found evidence of a place impacted only by the ocean rise. But the politics are even more treacherous than they were at home. With only a child to trust, she must navigate this new landscape to keep herself and Sky alive.
Promise Me Nothing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,500. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2021 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
A fae exile without her powers. A supernatural reform school. And someone out to get her ...
Sure Shot in Las Capas - The Case of the Absent Star
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,790. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2020 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
An explosion in the bay, a prominent film actor believed dead, and his brother missing. Sarah Castile, former superhero turned private investigator, is on the case!
Unfixed Timelines 2
Series: Unfixed Timelines. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,850. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2020 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Alternative history
In this second volume of truths stranger than fiction, you'll find six stories and a poem in which history and fiction are blended together. Each piece is accompanied by a brief essay detailing the history that the story or poem twists.
What If I'm a Merfolk?
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,410. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2020 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Becoming a merfolk. Accepting yourself. Defending your home. Anguishing over environmental degradation. Exploring mythology. And falling in love. What If I'm a Merfolk? collects 23 poems and 3 stories about merfolk and their kin, capturing a range of emotions as protean as the sea.
Coast to Coast Stars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,490. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2020 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Cerulean City, California. Home to the film industry, beautiful beaches, an extensive harbor, and superheroes. With superheroes come supervillains, and conflict between the heroes and villains of Cerulean City has persisted for generations.
Mad Scientist Journal - Winter 2020
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 32. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,600. Language: English. Published: December 24, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Disaster photography, mental health assistance from unlikely sources, and talented velociraptors. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2020 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there is also exclusive content for their perusal.
The Boiling Sea
Series: Brass and Glass, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,980. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
With their destination determined, Captain Svetlana Tereshchenko and the crew of The Silent Monsoon are in pursuit of the Last Emperor's Hoard and the fabled Gem of the Seas. Or they will be, once they rescue their pilot, make a deal with a notorious scoundrel, and outfit themselves for their plunge into the Boiling Sea.
I Didn't Break the Lamp - Historical Accounts of Imaginary Acquaintances
Series: Mad Scientist Journal Presents, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,450. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Are they in our imagination, or are we in theirs? Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-six tales of people with uncertain existence. These accounts range from cheerful to dark, stopping off at frequent points between. Imaginary friends share space with witches, monsters, nightmares, and maybe a few things that have not yet been dreamed.
Mad Scientist Journal - Autumn 2019
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 31. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,060. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Time travel, religious birds, and alchemical experimentation. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2019 collects fourteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Judith Field, Andrew Jensen, and Valerie Lute.
The Long-Cursed Map
Series: Brass and Glass, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,760. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
On the hunt for a legendary, cursed map that leads to treasure unimaginable, the crew of The Silent Monsoon, led by Captain Svetlana Tereshchenko, soon discover they aren't the only ones hunting for riches. But there's more than gold at stake in this pursuit. The Last Emperor's Hoard is rumored to contain the Gem of the Seas, a device that gives its owner the power to control the oceans.
The Cask of Cranglimmering
Series: Brass and Glass, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 70,030. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Svetlana Tereshchenko, captain of the airship The Silent Monsoon, catches wind that a cask of mythical Cranglimmering whiskey has been stolen, she and her renegade crew of outcasts fly off in search of it. What Svetlana assumes will be an easy search and recover mission quickly becomes more complicated as each step she takes uncovers secrets and lies about the cask and its contents.
Denizens of Distant Realms
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,490. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In Denizens of Distant Realms, fantastical things intertwine in half a dozen fantasy short stories. Dragons and witches fend off suitors by unconventional means, old pacts with demons are fixed with true love, dark magic threatens lives and livelihoods, and magical shoes and mermaids both offer young women new opportunities.
Mad Scientist Journal - Summer 2019
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 30. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,090. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Longevity and inspiration through music, super-human abilities, and alternative educational methods. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2019 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from A. M. H. Devine, Andrew Jensen, and Wendy Nikel.
Mad Scientist Journal - Spring 2019
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 29. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,270. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2019 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Inexplicable archaeological discoveries, fascinating scientific logs of experiments gone awry, and alternative solutions to a variety of problems. Mad Scientist Journal - Spring 2019 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Jameson Currier, Soramimi Hanarejima, and River Knight.
Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2019
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 28. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,500. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2018 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Necromancy for fun and profit, training the next generation of monster hunters, and looking forward to a new year. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Winter 2019 collects 12 tales from the world of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from E. N. Dahl, Joachim Heijndermans, and Diana Parparita.
Battling in All Her Finery: Historical Accounts of Otherworldly Women Leaders
Series: Mad Scientist Journal Presents, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,310. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2018 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
No one understands leadership like those who have led. Mad Scientist Journal has brought together twenty-one tales of otherworldly women leaders. Some are born to power, while others find the spark of power within themselves. Their leadership crosses the boundaries between the military and political world, while also making stops in music, the boardroom, and civil movements.
Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2018
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 27. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,400. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cutting-edge experimentation, endangered species, and restaurant franchise opportunities. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Autumn 2018 collects fourteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Anne Breen, James Jensen, and Jamie Lackey.
Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2018
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 26. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2018 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Familial love, giant death bees, and notes for teaching assistants. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Summer 2018 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Maureen Bowden, Judith Field, and Sandy Dee Hall.
Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2018
Series: Mad Scientist Journal, Book 25. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,550. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2018 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Cooking advice, previously undiscovered species, and tortured artists. These are but some of the strange tales to be found in this book. Mad Scientist Journal: Spring 2018 collects thirteen tales from the fictional worlds of mad science. For the discerning mad scientist reader, there are also pieces of fiction from Mandi Jourdan, Michael McGlade, and Jo Miles.
Scenes from a Quiet Apocalypse
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,210. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2018 by DefCon One Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
Without warning, most of humanity stopped speaking. Acting in silent unison, they overthrew the world in service to an unknown force. Their takeover was swift and decisive. Those who were not among them were left to rot in the streets. Destiny is one of the Untouched, unaffected by the Silent Upheaval, and also something more.
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Ruby Killingsworth
Ruby Killingsworth relies on magic to keep her entertainment empire on top. When a ritual gone wrong robbed her of this magic, she wasn't about to take it lying down. Enlisting Loki's aid and commanding the band of supernatural henchmen he’s proffered, Ruby embarks to capture the magic of an ancient African gem. While endeavoring to regain her powers, Ruby must also contend with the daily business of Goblin Records, her romantic designs on her billionaire neighbor, and the unwanted attention of the newly elected U.S. president. The return of her power and a relationship with the city's most prominent citizen would give Ruby all she ever desired. But magic comes with a price, politics are a dirty business—doubly so when a trickster god gets involved—and Loki is never on anyone’s side but his own.
Rites & Desires
Price: $2.99 USD.
Time & Again
Price: $2.99 USD.
Girl Vengeance
Vivienne Cain has really fucked up this time, and the adults in the room aren’t covering for her anymore. Her goth punk ass gets kicked out of Supergroup and shipped off to the Midwest (ugh!) to join the Agents of Awesome: a teenage superhero team of burnouts, weirdos, and potential villains. In Chicago, she finds drama, excitement, and something she never expected: A family. One she has to protect.
Pretty Hate Machine
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Downward Spiral
Price: $2.99 USD.
Femmes Fatale
Femmes Fatale is the sexy, sapphic story of two women battling their demons, both within and without.
Femmes Fatale
Price: $2.99 USD.
Bad Intentions
Price: $2.99 USD.
Unfixed Timelines
Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. Each short story is accompanied by a brief essay detailing the history that the story twists.
Unfixed Timelines
Price: $2.99 USD.
Unfixed Timelines 2
Price: $2.99 USD.
Mad Scientist Journal
Quarterly collections of tales from the world of mad science and beyond.
Brass and Glass
Fast-paced steampunk adventure!
The Long-Cursed Map
Price: $3.99 USD.
The Boiling Sea
Price: $3.99 USD.
Kensei Tales
Short adventures featuring Kensei and her friends.
Kensei
The adventures of Jamie Hattori
Kensei
Price: $2.99 USD.
The Love of Danger
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  • What the Faeries Left Behind on March 31, 2014

    A charming tale about the loss of wonder in our modern world and adult lives. Amber inserts some unexpected twists to add a fresh breath to this classic theme.